Tulsa, Oklahoma (December 5, 2017): On Wednesday morning, November 29, 2017, 64-year-old Kim Belanger, was driving a 2017 Freightliner tractor-trailer rig westbound on Interstate 40 when he suffered an apparent medical collision and veered off the road. His vehicle traveled nearly another 500 feet when it struck multiple trees and flipped onto its side, just half a mile south of Sallisaw, Oklahoma.
Belanger, a resident of Hazard Kentucky, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to the Sequoyah County accident and has conducted preliminary investigations into the crash. According to the patrol officers, Belanger was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The investigation remains ongoing and no further details have been provided at this time.
The McGuire Law Firm extends our deepest, heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, acquaintances, and colleagues of Kim Belanger. Losing a loved one is heart-breaking even in the best of circumstances, but the shock and suddenness of losing someone in a motor vehicle accident create a particularly acute type of pain for the survivors. In addition to the variety of support groups available, it is important for those who have lost someone in a wrongful death to know that they may have remedies under the law which require they be compensated for their loss.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a motor vehicle accident, contact the McGuire Law Firm by calling 800-648-5198 to discuss your case with one of our experienced motor vehicle crash attorneys and find out more about your options under the law.